Sweet renewal

maple trees with sap bags

Grafton, Wisconsin

Credit: Paul Gutelius

“Sugaring off,” the collection of sap from maple trees and the making of maple syrup, is a precursor to spring in many parts of the United States and Canada. It reminds us that the divine law of renewal and refreshment applies to every one of God’s ideas. Even though snow lingers on the ground and winter’s icy fingers—like the troubles that may blanket our daily lives—still grip us, we know that there is sap in the trees. Like God’s love, the sap abundantly meets the needs of the whole tree and shares its sweetness with us.

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In the Christian Science Bible Lesson
Our pure, spiritual nature—one with God
March 3, 2014

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